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Matthew J. Kovacich

Associate
Milwaukee
414.287.9229414.287.9229
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  • Biography
  • Representative Experience
  • Admissions, Activities & Honors
  • Updates, News & Presentations
  • Education

Matthew J. Kovacich is a member of firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Matt focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic commercial relationships for a number of public and private companies in various industries. In addition to his mergers and acquisitions practice, Matt advises clients on a variety of corporate governance matters and commercial contracting matters, which include drafting and negotiating, among others, customer, supply, license, consulting and other service agreements.

Prior to law school, Matt worked as a homeland security and emergency management consultant in the Washington, D.C. area. He also gained experience working in the legal departments at an investment management company and a hedge fund.

Representative Experience

2016

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) (Glendale, Wisconsin) in the sale of its integrated demand response business to CPower Energy Management (Baltimore, Maryland)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:  ARIS) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its purchase of the assets of Auction 123 Inc. (Weston, Florida)

Represented the owners of a transportation company in their sale of stock to a strategic buyer (transaction not public)

Represented management employees in connection with rollover investment, equity incentive compensation and employment agreements in connection with sale of company to private equity buyer (transaction not public)

2015

Represented Fortune 100 company in connection with the divestiture of substantial divisions to a private equity buyer (transaction not public)

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) (Glendale, Wisconsin) in the sale of Johnson Controls Security Systems, LLC to Versar, Inc. (NYSE: VSR) (Springfield, Virginia)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:  ARIS) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its purchase of the assets of Direct Communications, Incorporated (Des Moines, Iowa)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:  ARIS) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its purchase of the assets of Signal Enterprise Corporation and Tire and Dealer Systems and Services Corporation (Wexford, Pennsylvania)

Represented the owners of Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. (Monroe, Wisconsin) in their sale of stock to Industrial Opportunity Partners, LLC (Evanston, Illinois)

Prior Years

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of Tire Company Solutions, LLC (Cookeville, Tennessee)

Represented QuadMed, a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: Quad) (Sussex, Wisconsin), in its investment in Stat Health Services (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Represented financial institution in non-brokered sale of $552 million of commercial assets located throughout U.S. (transaction not public)

Represented financial institution in non-brokered sale of $329 million of commercial assets located throughout U.S. (transaction not public)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its issuance of equity and warrants to certain institutional and accredited investors in private placement transaction

Represented financial institution in sale of $20 million of commercial assets located throughout U.S. (transaction not public)

Represented My Health Direct, Inc. (Nashville, Tennessee) in its issuance of equity to private equity investors in multiple transactions

Represented financial institution in sale of $28.4 million of commercial assets located throughout U.S. (transaction not public)

Represented non-profit corporation in merger and reorganization of its affiliates (transaction not public)

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) (Glendale, Wisconsin) in its sale of a division of Johnson Controls Denmark ApS to Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) (St. Louis, Missouri)

Represented financial institution in sale of $75 million of residential assets located throughout the U.S. (transaction not public)

Represented financial institution in sale of $46 million of commercial assets located in Arizona, California and New Mexico (transaction not public)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its purchase of the assets of Fifty Below Sales & Marketing, Inc. (Duluth, Minnesota) in a transaction under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of Ready 2 Ride, Incorporated (Floyd’s Knob, Indiana)

Represented financial institution in sale of $149 million of commercial assets located throughout the U.S. (transaction not public)

Represented ATF, Inc. (Lincolnwood, Illinois) in its acquisition of Header Products, Inc. (Romulus, Michigan)

Represented financial institution in sale of $180 million of commercial assets located throughout the U.S. (transaction not public)

Represented financial institution in sale of $64 million of commercial assets located in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin (transaction not public)

Represented Pacon Corporation (Appleton, Wisconsin) and Superior Specialties, Inc. (Appleton, Wisconsin) in the sale of the companies to Mason Wells (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Represented financial institution in sale of $57 million of commercial assets located throughout U.S. (transaction not public)

Represented MarketLab, Inc. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) in its sale of equity to Water Street Healthcare Partners, II L.P. (Chicago, Illinois)

Represented IGC Technologies, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its sale of equity to Prince Minerals, Inc. (New York, New York)

Represented Wing Capital Group (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of Muza Metal Products, Inc. (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)

Represented financial institution in sale of $88 million of commercial assets located throughout U.S. (transaction not public)

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin

Activities

Holton Youth & Family Center, Inc. – Board of Directors, Secretary and Legal Counsel

COA Youth & Family Center, Inc. – Member of Youth Development & Camp Committee

Bowdoin College – Interview Committee Chair for State of Wisconsin

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee – Volunteer

Education

Atrium Baccalaureus, Bowdoin College

Juris Doctor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, summa cum laude, (Board of Editors, Hamline Law Review)

Milwaukee
833 East Michigan Street
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI
53202-5615
414.287.9229414.287.9229
414.273.5198414.273.5198
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